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deserves a 10 but
posted by mackyoshi (PORTSMOUTH, NH) Feb 15, 2014
Member since Jan 2014
posted by Mim (DOYLESTOWN, PA) Jun 10, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
Back and Better Than Ever.
posted by YOSHIEGG42 (BELLMORE, NY) Apr 28, 2013
Member since Nov 2009
Gameplay - 90%: This game brings back the old formula that everybody loves. Nothing too too special, but it's still as good as ever. Fun battles, Rivals, Gym Leaders, and the final battle - Ooooh, that final battle. So good... My one complaint is that the in-battle animations are a bit sluggish. I would turn them off, but they do look cool, so... different strokes for different folks, I guess.
Looks - 95%: Now this game looks fantastic - The in-battle sprites are VERY polished and refined, and even the overworlds look bright and vibrant. Thnk back to Red & Blue: Brock's Gym, what did it look like? Think that, but 1000 times better. In short, this game really delivers in the graphics category.
Story - 85%: Don't get me wrong, this game's story is pretty good: you're a kid who goes on an adventure to collect all 16 badges and become Pokémon Champion, while beating up Team Rocket in the process, but it's really just the same story as Red & Blue/FireRed & LeafGreen. For that: only an 85.
Lastly, Sound - 100%: This game's soundtrack is my second favorite Pokémon soundtrack to date (second to Black2/White2), and this game has some awesome music!! The Gym Battle theme, the Champion Theme, even the overworld themes! All beautiful renditions of the Gen II musical pieces. Speaking of those, you can even obtain an item called the GB Sounds to listen to the second generation's music tracks in the Gen IV game! So cool!
Final Verdict - 95%: This game is a fantastic remake of my first Pokémon game, and the fun battles, expansive content, and AMAZING looks and music makes it my favorite Pokémon game as of April 28th, 2013. :D
Could be the best Pokemon handheld game!
posted by mynameisnathan (CLEARWATER, FL) Mar 6, 2013
Member since Oct 2012
A Good Game But...
posted by ilawson94 (EAST BETHANY, NY) Feb 24, 2013
Member since Nov 2012
Don't let that fool you, I still enjoyed this game but because I had unfortunately played the games to come after these before Soulsilver, the technical step backward I took clouded my viewpoint. I got too used to the Pokemon moving (however slightly) in Black and White so seeing them still again took a bit of fun out of it.
Nevertheless the classic Pokemon game formula still shines here and doesn't disappoint. The Pokemon roster is rather stagnant (by that I mean less variation in type availability than in other games) but the nostalgia of backtracking to one of my favorite regions made up for it.
Here is the issue I have with this game overall though. While I can respect it being innovative with attempting to include the Kanto region as well as Johto, the Kanto region is just boring. Outside of fighting the other eight gym leaders, there is just nothing going on there. No second storyline, only one further encounter with Team Rocket, and besides cameos of people from other games, the people just aren't fun either. The only thing that kept me there outside of the gyms was fighting a very strong trainer in one of the final areas...
Don't take my grim sounding demeanor to say that this game is bad (I wouldn't have given it an 8 otherwise). It still is Pokemon and it did still have me playing until I accomplished everything I could, but it just didn't bring anything new besides the poorly fleshed out second region.
Overall, I wouldn't tell you not to play this, but with new and better titles out there now, I doubt you'd miss anything by skipping this one.
pokemon soulsilver version
posted by ltlnvlfern (MOORESVILLE, NC) May 25, 2012
Member since May 2012
posted by Und3adPhant0m (THEODORE, AL) Apr 16, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
the awsomeness of pokemon soul silver
posted by Vinchino (LINESVILLE, PA) Apr 7, 2012
Member since Sep 2011
posted by bucksmooth (MCKINNEY, TX) Mar 4, 2012
Member since May 2006
A well-done remake!
posted by UnicornTwilight (SPRINGFIELD, IL) Feb 11, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
Old fans of Pokemon Gold and Silver will find this is a beautiful remake of a game they had loved when they were younger and new players will be able to get a taste of the two regions most elite players began with.
posted by pswilliams986 (ROCKY POINT, NC) Jan 26, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
The people who are saying this is garbage compared to the original games are showing flat out nostalgia bias. Ignore them. Nothing was changed for the bad. After the game is beaten there's the addition of being able to capture pokemon from later generations and even if you're one one those people who don't like the newer pokemon, its completely optional. The addition of third and forth generation attacks makes things more interesting and broadens gameplay and strategies. And how is the addition of online multiplayer ever a bad thing?
The only other changes from the originals are the pokewalker which, again, is optional and the first pokemon in your party following you. It kind of seems gimmicky and doesn't add much, but its not really hurting anything either. Like Mario and Zelda, Pokemon is very well deserving of being one of Nintendo's long lasting properties. Every game is a quality entry
posted by GAMERLORD412 (PITTSBURGH, PA) Sep 26, 2011
Member since Sep 2011
Same as Heartgold.
posted by Rockstar56280 (GLEN BURNIE, MD) Jun 18, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
awesome one of the best pokemon games ever!!!!!!!!
posted by sonicfan10 (SAINT PAUL, MN) Apr 20, 2011
Member since Jun 2010
Wait? theres more
posted by doctorzeus (VICTORIA, MN) Apr 1, 2011
Member since Nov 2010
posted by jbp1087 (GREENVILLE, TX) Jan 14, 2011
Member since Jan 2011
posted by iamaustin (SWANTON, VT) Oct 5, 2010
Member since Nov 2009
and i rented it off GameFly. So far i've got 50 or so hours on it, and i'm still enjoying it just as much as i was at the beginning of the same. i'm in love with my team, (Articuno, Pikachu, Red Gyarados, Dragonite, Kadabra, and Typhlosion) i also like to mix it up with a Snorlax, Tyranitar, and Mewtwo. Some nasty pokemon.. Overall i give this game a straight up ten, hands down. When your mom's making you food, and you're bummed because 20 minutes seems so far away when you're hungry, just play some Pokemon Soul Silver, and the time will fly. This game is about as hard to put down as a piece of wood drenched in gorilla glue. I'm a diehard Pokemon fan, always have been, always will be. I started out with blue version one Christmas morning some years ago, and i've been hooked since. The graphic change is so much different, and everything makes more sense. With the 2D games i couldn't real make out some objects that made me feel silly when i saw them in 3D. Stoked is an understatement before i played the game, SOAKED are pants when i played the game. ;
posted by cooke28 (GRETNA, NE) Aug 27, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
There was some bad stuff tho. Low levels. LOTS of low levels. Your still encountering lv. 9's at the third gym. It's pretty hard to train in this game but luckily (or sadly depending on how you look at it) you don't need to because most of the Gym Leaders suck!
Anyways I really did love this game right up until I had beat the elites and the Gym Leaders (all 16) and all that was left was to fight Red (Ash) and all my Pokemon were 20 levels under his weakest because that's all it took to get through everything else.
All in all I liked it.
Although you deffianatley need some free time if you wanna get far on this game.
Best pokemon Game.
posted by kingkong10 (LYNNWOOD, WA) Aug 17, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
There are alot of pokemon you can catch in this game. From pidgey to lugia all pokemon are cool. The elite four are more epic in this game and are harder to beat. This game just blew my mind. When I first got it I stayed up a whole night playing the game. There are some parts in the game that will slow you down like puzzles or having your pokemon getto higher levels. The end of this game was the best ending to any pokemon game I have ever played. You fight pokemon trainer red Who is ash from the pokemon TV show. After you defeat him Prof. Oak gives you a gift. The gift is a pokemon. There are three choices of pokemon. Bulbasaur,Charmannder or Squirtil. I hope this review helps all you pokemon fans and gamers. Now go Have fun with Pokemon soulsilver!
posted by austin245 (OCALA, FL) Aug 14, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
posted by djzbasebol (GRAND RAPIDS, MI) Aug 12, 2010
Member since Apr 2009
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
LUGIA use areo blast!
posted by Naruto5555 (BROOKHAVEN, PA) Jul 11, 2010
Member since Jul 2007
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
come out so peace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S: i didint mean 2 rub it in when i said i had all the ledgindaries.
posted by melonwarri (GAINESVILLE, FL) Jul 10, 2010
Member since May 2010
A Pretty Good Game!
posted by spaceface7 (NORTH AURORA, IL) Jun 11, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
posted by chi1468s (FLUSHING, NY) May 30, 2010
Member since May 2010
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful